Gabriel Evoke

Atibaia, Brazil

We Will Stay


Behind the Music

One of the main draws for me when it came to getting involved with this project was the fact I felt this was a story that wasn’t being told by many others. I personally never looked beyond the surface of the sea to consider all the atrocities and crimes that happen above and below water. Ian’s holistic reporting opened my eyes to the harsh reality. The videos, pictures, audio and testimonies collected by Ian throughout his voyage provided me with great insight not only into the stories of The Outlaw Ocean but into Ian’s own experiences in all the different situations.

Producing music for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project was a challenging albeit exciting task. I tried to create an album in which each track was connected and created a story, from beginning to middle to end. My first two tracks served as an introduction, both for my album and the themes of The Outlaw Ocean. They are dramatic and melancholic at the same time, whereas the following two were more tense. I ended my album with a note of hope that shines despite the darkness.

In producing my usual style of music, my goal is to impact the dance floor. However, for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, I’ve been able to make music that can impact people, revealing the truth of The Outlaw Ocean.

Gabriel Evoke
About Gabriel Evoke

Gabriel Evoke is an artist who collaborates with the industry in different ways. Besides being DJ and producer, he works as an entrepreneur and professor at his own school, EVK Studio. The young man has reached the eyes and ears of the major record label curators and can be proud that his music has already been supported by Jamie Jones, Steve Lawler, Richy Ahmed, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo and Mihalis Safras. Aware of his work and of the talent he carries, Evoke is always looking to the future, ready to take a step further and make his name wherever he goes.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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